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iran is building another nuclear facility. who is making the claim and what the u.s. government has to say about it. live at the pentagon. number two, more trouble for texas and beyond. first the flooding and now funnel clouds in the mix. in box no. three here is one for you. the sheriffs want to take a peek at your private medical records and know what you are taking to better enforce laws. they say it is for your safety. is it constitutional? judge andrew napolitano weighs in. that is all ahead unless breaking news changes everything on studio b. the labor department releasing what appears to be some very encouraging news on the economy. we are told a number of new folks who filed for jobless benefits fell to the lowest level in a couple of months. encouraging sign for millions of unemployed americans but this is about politics as much as it is economics apparently and the president is now acknowledging this a political headache for his party. how are investors reacting? giving up some gains made earlier in the day. a dip to almost even 15-20 minutes ago. maybe ground being made u
states will say thank you very much. the president can use personnel changes to try to change the tone for the next couple of years. those are things we'll be watching at the white house. jenna: definitely a developing story. thank you so much, mike emanuel at the white house. jon: just 42 days to go until you'll be voting in midterm elections. brand-new fox polls just out in key races in the battleground states. molly hen aburg is live in washington with that. delaware, molly has been on everyone's radar screen since christine o'donnell won the primary there, what is it like. >> reporter: you were talking about christine o'donnell she has her work cut out for her. take a look at today's new fox new poll. she is trailing chris coons by 15 points. only 5% of voters say they are undecided in that race. also posing difficulty for o'donnell look at the strength of vote poll. this is a measure of how certain voters are that they will vote for a certain candidate. for the democrat, coon, 91% say they are certain of their vote for him. 8% may change it. 85 say they are certain of their vote f
, cnn, new york. >>> that does it for us. have a fabulous weekend. don lemon in for tony harris today. >> we're in the wrong business. we have to do something else besides this. have a great weekend, kyra. >>> live from studio 7 at the cnn world headquarters in atlanta, big stories for friday september 24th. comedian stephen colbert tells congress about his day as a migrant farm worker. >>> the military special ops weather team in action. a critical unit when war depends on the battlefield forecast. >> what does this have to do with weather? >> well, you have to be alive to report the weather. >>> and home, after more than a year in an iran prison, sarah shourd sits down today with cnn. >> nothing in life can prepare you for something like this. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm don lemon. tony is off today. those stories and your comments right here right now in the cnn newsroom. >> but, up first, mr. colbert goes to washington. comedy central funny man stephen colbert brings his spin to serious issues, farm labor and immigration. he testified momenting ago before a congressional subco
months in a prison in iran, sarah shourd is back on u.s. soil and begging for the release of her two companions. >>> and bear attack, a washington man is savagely mauled while walking his dogs, as his wife steps in. >> oh, god, his head is all bashed in and he's dying. >> we'll talk with her exclusively about how she helped save his life early this monday exclusively about how she helped save his life early this monday morning, september 20th, 201. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. from new york. good to be back with all of you. i'm maggie rodriguez. good to be back with you, as well, harry. >> good morning. welcome back. >> thank you. >> baby pictures later, right? >> absolutely. >> can't wait for that. i'm harry smith. good morning, everybody. lots of news this morning especially in terms of hurricane igor. during the night bermuda just waking up to the devastation caused by the powerful storm, our dave price is here and he has the latest. dave? >> good morning, harry. here's what we know, slowly weakening continuing to pound bermuda, a huge storm but as it passed over the
and fire. 37 homes were destroyed. cnn's ted rowlands is live in san bruno today. give us an idea of what these residents were able to see. >> well, fredricka, we're talking about the people that were just outside that perimeter of the blast zone. the homes that were completely demolished, that's still a crime scene. and investigators are still literally sifting through the dirt there looking foiar any potential evidence or potential hun remains. but it's those people that live in the surrounding homes, the ones that are still standing, that have been out of their homes since the thursday explosion. they were allowed back today.us last jt hour and a half. they've been going back into their homes, and whngat they're seeing is, yes, their home is intact. but they're seeing thetr neighborhood completely destroyed. it's a pretty emotional scene, as you can imagine out there on the hill. meanwhile, the questions ontinue as to how this happened. and theng investigation is movi too slowly for a lot of people here. politicians have urged the investigators to pick up the pace or at least deliver i
in iranian prison, sarah shourd is back on u.s. soil and talking about her ordeal and her health that is straight ahead. >>> and missing members of a so-called cult-like church are found alive and well. authorities had feared that they were planning a mass suicide. a live report just a few minutes away. >>> and women and girls lured to the u.s., then forced to have sex. the shadowy underworld with of sex trafficking this hour and at 5:00 eastern. >>> freed american hiker, sarah shourd, is back home in the united states but she says she feels like she is only one-third free. speaking to reporters in new york less than an hour ago, she made an emotional plea for the release of her two companions, shane bauer and josh fattal. >> shane and josh do not deserve to be in prison one day longer than i was. we committed no crime. and we are not spies. we in no way intended any harm to the iranian government or its people and believe a huge misunderstanding led to our detention and prolonged imprisonment. shane, josh and had i no knowledge of our proximity to the iran/iraq border when we we
shourd's release as a humanitarian gesture. he called on the u.s. to respond by releasing eight iranians he says are being held illegally. >> translator: the u.s. government should make a humanitarian gesture. >> reporter: the case further complicated matters between tehran and washington. relations were already strained over the country's nuclear program. just this summer, the u.n. security council imposed its toughest sanctions yet on the country. but ahmadinejad has downplayed the impact. >> translator: we do take take sanctions seriously, but taking it seriously is different from believing that they are effective. >> reporter: the iranian president is expected to face strong opposition while in the u.s. his arrival sparked one protest near central park sunday, with several more planned throughout the week. as for whether that meeting with ahmadinejad will happen, the mothers say they are still waiting for word. terrell, back to you. >> and hopeful, certainly. tara mergener in washington for us this morning. thank you so much. >>> the ruptured bp oil well in the gulf that led to the w
victim on this. >> out of time. liz, thank you. >> bye-bye. >> that does it for us. i'm eric shawn in new york. america's news headquarters is coming up. >> i'm jamie colby. have a great day, everybody. thank you for being with us. thank you for being with us. >> take care. captioned by closed captioning services, inc >> shannon: political showdown. game-changer in alaska. after losing the g.o.p. primary, senator lisa murkowski mounts a write-in bid to keep her seat in washington. we'll get reaction from the republican nominee and tea party favorite, joe miller. >>> back home, sarah shourd, an american woman released from iran after more than a year in detention is back in the u.s. today. we'll have a live report. hurricane igor, big waves pound bermuda beaches as the islanders rush to board up windows, fill sandbag and stock up on water and food and supplies. all of this as word the b.p. oil spill is finally oil over to. i'm shannon bream. america's news headquarters from the nation's capitol starts right now. alaska senator lisa murkowski is defending her decision to continue cam
. great to have you with us today. the news continues in washington. have a great day. >> shannon: jailed hikers. iran changing its mind again and now says it's willing to free one of three american hikers imprisoned for more than a year. but it will come at a cost. tax cuts, the top republican in the house says he will support extension of tr cuts for americans en if tax cuts for the wealthy are allowed to expire. california explosion and the investigators are combing through the rubble from the massive explosion that ripped through suburban san francisco searching for survivors and clues as to bream.ppened america's news headquarters live from the nation's capitol starts now. one day after calling off the release at the last minute, iran says it will free one of three jailed hikers from america. sarah shourd has been held y for more than aear on accusation o spyiilng. they say they will release her on bail because of health problems but it comes at a heavy price. >> the dossier of all three defendants will be sent to the court and regarding the female defendant miss shourd because she i
. shourd made a public plea on their behalf after arriving in the u.s. today and iranian president ahmadinejad weighed in seeming to hint as a possible deal. bianca solorzano has the latest. >> reporter: after nearly 14 months in captiveity in iran sarah shourd was finally back in the u.s. today. carefully maintaining her compose sure in expressing bittersweet emotions. >> this is not the time to celebrate. my disappointment in not sharing this with shane and josh was crushing. and i stand before you today only one-third free. >> reporter: shourd fiancee shane bauer and friend josh fattal are still being held in tehran's infamous evan prison. the three were arrested in 2009, accused-of-being spies after iran claimed they crossed the border from iraq's kurdistan region. >> if we were indeed near the iran/iraq border, that border was entirely unmarked and indistinguishable. shane and josh do not deserve to be in prison one day longer than i was. we committed no crimes. and we are not spies. >> reporter: shourd was freed tuesday after officials in oman mediated her half million dollar
and new details about how police say she used drain cleaner to do this to herself. but first from fox this tuesday night yemen launch as new offensive in an area where a radical american cleric is believed to be hiding out. at one point there was word security forces had cornered one anwar al awlaki. he is the first american citizen to be on the u.s.' government's capture or kill list. for context he is said to inspire and motivate terrorists online. u.s. officials say is he a senior talent recruiter. today on "studio b" terror expert and author of the most dangerous places robert pelton explained why they decided to target him. >> he is like a minibin laden. is he more powerful than bin laden because speaks perfect english and motivates people in this country to do violent acts. >> shepard: that's what he has done. linking him to the fort hood massacre and underwear bomber and times square and two others. catherine herridge, what do we know about his status right now. >> push where he is believed to be hiding is highly significant. today the paper reported that the u.s. born cleric w
was just given that update. >> whitmore will be our guest and he will let us know about this organization and what they meant by they would soon join their dead relatives in heaven. i will be interviewing him live in moments from now. meantime, after over a year in captivity and a notorious iranian prison, one of three american hikers who lost her way on the iraq-iran border is back in america. she is here in new york will in fact, she just spokey united nations where she maintains her innocence in the uh fair. >> shane and josh do not deserve to be in prison one day longer than i was. we committed no crime, and we are not spies. we in no way intended harm to the government or its people and believe a huge misunderstanding lead to our detention and prolonged imprisonment. >> her fiancee, shane and their friend josh remain in tehran's prison. >>> also in new york city, prap not a coincidence -- perhaps not a coincidence, the iranian president meeting with the secretary general. this week he will be attending meetings at the united nations' general assembly. we go now live to washington wit
after blaming the u.s. for the 9/11 attacks. we'll talk with sarah shourd, the american hiker locked up in iran more than a year about what life was like in prison. >>> and mom arrested as these two girls fight, you can hear the mother of one of them cheering on her daughter. >> get her, sarah. get her, sarah. >> now she faces charges of child abuse. early this friday morning, september 24th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> the weekend is upon us. good friday morning to all of you. i'm maggie rodriguez. >> i'm harry smith. >> let's get right to the dangerous flooding. heavy rains left many areas covered in several feet of water and more rain in the forecast today. holly wagner of minneapolis station wcco-tv brings us up to date from owatonna minnesota. >> reporter: here in southern minnesota, the intense early autumn rain triggered flooding that flooded homes, the water kept rising through the night and the rain isn't over yet. the high water forced hundreds of people to leave their homes. floodwaters overwhelmed the town of owatonna where residents battled
shawn stepped in to sit down with ahmadinejad. and he joins us now. eric? >> well, jon, he accused me of trying to order him about what to say. he claimed i was representing the united states government and the united nations security council and that i am backed by the defense department. i assured him i'm an objective reporter asking questions and some he clearly did not like. well, he did wish the american people, quote, the good people of america a happy time. he defended those controversial remarks about 9/11 that have angered so many. >> you wished americans well, but you have insulted millions and millions of americans by claiming that the u.s. government had a hand in 9/11. quite frankly, sir, how could you say such an insane and nutty thing? >> would you address your own president the same way? would they ever allow you to? >> in terms of that remark, sir, in terms of those remarks. >> you probably didn't read the full remark. >> yesterday. what evidence do you have that the u.s. government is responsible for 9/11? well, you are smiling. do you believe the government had a ha
their paths will keep them away from the eastern u.s. but bermuda will probably be in the sights of igor and most likely julia will not affect anything but can't rule out the eastern coast being affected by igor. more a little bit later. >> a lot to watch. >>> let's get a check of some of the other morning's top stories. ann curry is at the news desk. >> in the news over the weekend, indications that iran's on again/off again release of american hiker sarah shourd is on again. sunday iran's judiciary said she can be released on $500,000 bail after being held more than a year. stephanie gosk is following developments. where do things stand? >> reporter: right now shourd is still in custody. herawyer says they're twatding for the $500,000 bail to be cleared and then she wil be released. under the conditions of bail, she's allowed to leave iran but her trial on charges of esonage is going forward along with the trial of the two other u.s. hikers who were arrested with her in 2009. over the weekend u.s. offials said they were cautiously optimistic that showered would be rereleased but intern
go, but it is going to cost. reza sayah is on the story for us this morning. reza, good morning to you. how much does i iran want? >> reporter: $500,000, t.j. that's how much they want. this has been a bizarre process in iran, and no doubt a difficult one for sarah shourd and her family to go through, of course. initially iranian officials came out last week and said sarah shourd would be released. then they said she wouldn't be released. and now today, again, they're saying she c be released, in exchange for half a million dollars in bail money. the latest twist came today at a news conference by tehran's revolutionary court prosecutor. the prosecutor saying today that shourd's f sarah medical condition, iran is offering to release her for that ba ail money. i don't think there is any doubt that her famy is somehow going to come up with thatmoney. it is not clear at this point when that's going to happen and when she will be allowed to leave the country. as far as the other two hikers go, shane bauer and joshua fattal, the prosecutor said today they're not going anywhere, they'
. >>. ♪ september morn >> easy there. good morning, everybody. >> good to have you with us this morning. more fallout from the jets locker room incident over the weekend, players speaking out, clinton portis saying you come to the locker room, basically should expect to be ogled a bit, spoken to hmm. >> lots of debate at lots of dinner tables. also conversation this morning about a couple of new remedies for people with love handles. you would believe you can freeze them off? >> i will try anything. >> we'll talk about that this morning, as well. we begin, though, this morning with politics as the tea party express bowls over more well-known republican candidates in tuesday's primary election. the biggest surprise, the senate primary in delaware. our congressional correspondent nancy cord des is in washington with the latest. nancy, good morning. >> good morning. the most stunning victory yet for the tea party and crushing blow to the republican party leaders who thought vice president biden's former senate seat would be an easy pick-up for them in the fall. not anymore. >> ladies and gentlem
and a world free of nuclear weapons. ahmadinejad also challenged the u.s. to accept that iran is playing a major role in the world. >>> results of afghanistan's weekend election could be delayed for weeks because of a ballot fraud investigation. at least 4 million people voted. that's far below the number of voters in last year's presidential election. a top u.n. official says there are serious concerns about the legitimacy of the voting. afghanistan's president called it a solid step for democracy. >>> and the taliban is behind dozens of attacks to disrupt that election. at least 30 people were killed, most of them civilians. as mike best children were not >> reporter: no one knew his name or age. there was no time for that. army medics were only told the taliban mortared hit village on election day and shrapnel cut into his skull. in a spasm of violence meant to disrupt balloting, insurgents had claimed a victim not old enough to vote. another boy's wounds were less serious but he was in shock and also in need of immediate help. 80 miles away, general steve townsend listened as reports
in washington, thank you. >>> joining us now to talk about the primaries and what happens in november are democrat strategist tonya acker in los angeles and republican strategist dan bartlett in austin, texas. good morning to you both. >> good morning, harry. >> good morning. >> dan, let's talk about this. you got delaware. you got kentucky. you got alaska, utah. one after another after another. are all of the tea party victories good for the republican party? >> well, when you have a situation like with mike castle getting beat in delaware it gives you pause because it's going to be very difficult if not impossible for republicans now to gain that seat in the united states senate. having said that, though, harry, the intensity gap that we are seeing between the two parties this election cycle is mainly being fed by the tea party movement on the republican side so net-net it's still a gain. the prospect of taking over the house of representatives would not happen without this vibrant activity within the tea party so while you have the types of anomalies like we saw last night with mik
't and accused the united states of staging the 9/11 attacks. >> some segments within the u.s. government orchestrated the attack to reverse the declining american economy and its grips on the middle east in order to save the zionist regime. jon: the u.s. delgration walked out during ahmadinejad's rant yesterday, joining them, 31 other delegates from around the world. we will monitor ahmadinejad's news conference for you. it is also streaming live on foxnews.com, if you'd like to see what that guy has to say. jenna: there's also the human drama behind the international standoff with iran, american hiker sarah shourd is trying to speak with president ahmadinejad while in new york, she's hope to go free other fiance and another friend of hers still in custody and accused of spying. we spoke with sarah earlier today. >> there's been, of course, different reports about you want to go meet face to face with mahmoud ahmadinejad. would you like to do that? >> very much. >> what would you like to say to him? >> i want to beseech him to extend the same humanitarian gesture to my fiance, shane baue
night from all of us here in washington. >> shepard: tea party triumph. tonight, what does it mean for republicans and democrats when we all go to the polls in november? i'm shepard smith. the news starts now. [cheers] >> shepard: the tea party pulls off another upset. >> cheney. >> shepard: and democrats are calling it a game changer. >> i think it's clear that the tea party movement has the upper hand now. >> outside of washington, the republican party has never been more united. >> shepard: tonight, a look ahead to november. plus, they're accused of bullying a girl so brutally she killed herself. now, two teenagers head to court with one suspect facing life in prison. and this hurricane season just became a record breaker. now a new threat to oil rigs in the gulf. but, first from fox this wednesday night, 48 days until the midterm elections and good grief. democrats say they have a super chance to keep control of congress. but of what they call a civil war in the republican party. another tea party favorite sending a more moderate g.o.p. candidate packing last night. analysts sa
shourd is released after being held for more than a year. reza sayah will join us from pakistan shortly to tell us more about the release and cost $500,000 to get her bail paid. >>> also happening right now, a multi-state manhunt for this doctor, a phoenix area pediatrician suspected of distributing child porn. the fbi says that the dr. luna may have fled from arizona to texas, california illinois or mexico. all places he has called home some point. last week, the doctor under house arrest and required to wear an angle monitoring bracelet but officers say he just cut it off and bolted. keep in mind this is a man whose jobs is to care for our sick, vulnerable kids. and he's charged with five counts of distributing child pornography in interstate commerce. these neighbors, some children were treated at the suspect's office. >> i don't know why anyone would want to indulge in child pornography. i think it's horrible. >> reporter: doctor luna's arrest shocked parents and neighbors. he is accused of sharing thousands of files of child porn online. >> if in fact he did do it, he should never
that congressman boehner's comments suggest a willingness to agree to the president's position. we all use the middle class as a political football but extends the tax cuts for the middle class fairly quickly to give them certainty and make sure they know they will get help in tough economic times. >> you know there are plenty of people out there, including peter orszag, who until recently, your director of office of management and budget saying there should be tax increases for nobody. now is not the time to be increasing taxes. >> well, harry, i understand what peter argues, he argues we should extend the middle-class tax cuts for two years and have them expire. he believes if the price of doing that is having to extend the upper-end tax cuts that's what we should do. that's not the president's position because, let's be clear, harry, the tax cuts for the upper end, the wealthy, mostly millionaires, that's a $700 billion proposition the next ten years. the president does not believe that we should be borrowing $700 billion, most likely from overseas, to extend tax cuts follow folks, quit
. right now the storm 940 miles east of the leeward islands, british virgin islands, u.s. vrnlgen islands. wind speeds 150 miles per hour. it's going to get up to 155, that's category five. still west at 13, still plenty of warm water and not a lot of wind sheer. then let's watch it progress. it will run into shear, some cooler water. bermuda is a question as we head into the weekend. what could it do and when will it make the turn to the north and to the east? that's what we wait for. wonder and watch. we'll have more in a little while. but a big storm brewing in the atlantic. folks, back to you. >> thanks very much, dave. to the latest on the battle over the bush era tax cuts. should they be extended and who should get them? a top republican in congress seems to be willing to make a deal with president obama who wants to limit the tax breaks, but is the gop really ready to make such a deal? and if so, what will it mean for your wallet? cbs news chief white house correspondent chip reid has the latest. >> reporter: good morning. congress is back from recess at long last. and they are exp
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.n. the president of iran infuriates the u.s. delegation with his controversial comments about 9/11. this as two americans remain in his jail. this morning, the one hiker who was freed, sarah shourd, speaks out in her only live morning show interview. >>> and back behind bars, lindsay lohan faces a judge this morning after failing a drug test just three weeks out of rehab. and she could be headed right back to jail today, friday, and she could be headed right back to jail today, friday, september 24th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm meredith vieira. this morning, residents in parts of wisconsin and minnesota are bracing for another round of flash floods. >> really heavy downpours over the last 24 hours or so and they've prompted officials to issue evacuations, even activate the national guard in some towns. we'll get al's forecast coming up in just a couple of minutes. >>> and the latest ton actor that appeared in the popular movie "the 40-year-old virgin" who's now been found
.c. and hollywood. >> home at last. after spending 13 months in a prison in iran, sarah shourd is back on u.s. soil and begging for the release of her two companions. >> bear attack. a washington man is mauled while walking his dog as his wife steps in. >> oh, god, his head is all bashed in and he's dying. >> we'll talk with her how she helped save his life early this monday morning, september 20, 2010. >> good good morning from new york. good to be back with all of you. good to be back with you as well, harry. >> good morning. welcome back. baby pictures later. good morning. first lots of big news especially in terms of hurricane igor. bermuda just now waking up to the devastation, caused by the powerful storm. our dave price is here and he has the latest. dave. >> good morning, harry. igor is weakening as it continues to pound bermuda. this is a huge storm but as it passed over the island it left a trail of destruction in its wake. people are just beginning to see it all. igor's eye passed just 40 miles to the west of bermuda. this monster storm was downgraded to a category one just before dawn o
shot there, but we are expecting conditions to go downhill. now, what about the u.s.? are we going to see any impact here? you bet we are, the same we did with earl and danielle. we've got a high risk of rip currents here on the atlantic coast, particularly bad into the carolinas. another thing that we're keeping our eye on is that disturbance in the gulf of mexico. maybe a little moisture from karl got wrapped up in this, but this is an upper level disturbance. right now it doesn't have a circulation, so it's not a tropical storm or a tropical depression. it's a wave or cluster of thunderstorms. the concern here is not necessarily that it has much time to turn into a tropical storm, but it a es going to bring torrential downpours. the rain from houston toward the south and west. flood watches in effect here. 3 to 5 inches expected and texas has been hard hit with a couple of different tropical depressions and storms already in the last couple of weeks. so adding more insult to injury with all this moisture, we're going to likely see river flooding as well as flash flooding from so
fattal, hope to meet with ahmadinejad while he is in the u.s. for the meeting of the united nations general assembly. the men have been in prison for 13 months after being accused of illegally crossing into iran and spying. sarah shourd was also being held but released on compassionate grounds last week because of a medical condition. >> everyone who cares about shane and josh's freedom to please stand behind us now. so that we can make this final push for their freedom together. >> reporter: among the western world's long list of grievances with tehran, a nuclear program the country's leaders insist is for peaceful purposes. new york lawmakers were among those protesting ahmadinejad's regime at a rally near the u.n. monday. >> we cannot and we will not allow or tolerate a nuclear iran. >> reporter: ahmadinejad told abc's "this week" he would make recommendations while maintaining the men violated the law. while pressuring iran to release the hikers the u.s. does not have formal diplomatic ties with the rogue state, nor did they say sarah shourd's $500,000 bail. >>> lady gaga has ma
some choice in how he dies. two years old, san quentin's new execution chamber has never been used. but that could change overnight next tuesday with albert brown, convicted of kidnapping, raping and killing a 15-year-old girl in riverside county in 1980. >> they built a new execution chamber. they did that in secret. >> reporter: the aclu says the judge hasn't approved the new death chamber or lethal injection procedures so he should not let the state rush into ruling executions. but in the ruling, the judge found a three-drug combination acceptable, so brown can choose if he wants that or one shot. concerns about lethal injection were first raised by murderer, michael morales, who averted execution. analysts are not sure why the state is pushing executions now. >> i don't think anybody could really predict what's gonna happen on tuesday night. >> reporter: if the execution goes forward, hundreds of protesters will likely gather, the last inmate put together by lethal injection shun was clarence allen in 2006, convicted of the contract killings of three people. >> there's no human
goodness it's fox. thanks for joining us. we got three complete hours of newscasting that starts now. >> yeah, during rehearsal, it went well. hopefully it will go just as well during the live show. >> all right. breaking news overnight because this is happening in virginia. a woman has been executed for the first time in almost 100 years. theresa lewis was convicted in 2003 of plotting the murder of her husband and stepson. she apparently wanted their insurance money. she died by lethal injection. lewis' final words were for her stepdaughter. >> miss lewis did make a last statement. she said i just want kathy to know i love her. and i'm very sorry. >> protesters were outside the prison arguing that lewis was treated unfairly, apparently he was very close to the i.q. line where you're not supposed to get executed. police trying to figure out who killed a nicaraguan diplomat in his apartment in the bronx here in new york. he was found on the floor. his throat had been slashed. this just hours before he was scheduled to attend the u.n. general assembly. witnesses say there was a figh
to explain that to us. >> reporter: the cpuc says yes pg&e will be asked to pass along any costs not covered by insurance, to you an me, the customer. that applies to cases of wildfires larger than an acre that burned a billing or home, and it would not apply in the case of this explosion. still, the idea is not going over well in the san bruno neighborhood as people here are just beginning to pick up the pieces after thursday's deadly explosion. the san bruno explosion, pg&e says the $992 million it has in insurance money will likely be enough to cover the cost of repair here, but the agency saw what happened in southern california during the '07 wildfires which ended up costing the utilities there $1 billion. >> pg&e, along with the southern california utilities, have requested that we be allowed to recover costs from wildfires that are not covered by insurance. >> reporter: but opponents say requiring the utilities to cover their own costs helps ensure they will be invested in inspecting and maintaining equipment to minimize risk. >> this is a matter of fundamental safety. >> they kicked
lothian is joining us. dan? >>> wolf, white house aides say the strategy of going after republicans singling some of them out by name, especially on the issue of tax cuts for the wealthy, is working. but as we found out, some americans have turned off by all of the finger pointing. >> from a latin bistro to a tea exchange to a hair salon, small business owners across the country are more focused on paying the bills than pondering politics. >> we're paying taxes, we're paying all of these insurance that everything they're adding on to us daily. >> they're struggling in a tough economy as washington debates tax cuts. and to make matters worse, some say, the president is picking a fight with a republican most americans say they barely know. >> mr.r. >> let me be clear to mr. boehner. >> reporter: do americans really care about this finger pointing? a public tit for tat played out on inn the briefing room, on morning news shows, and on twitter. >> people just don't care about all of the in-fighting. >> reporter: to flesh that out sentiment, we sent producers to three cities, orlando, ph
two weeks ago. >>> nbc's white house correspondent savannah guthrie joins us. >> reporter: the voters that votefor the first time in 2008 for the president, a lot of them are young, we're going to see the president on the campus of the united states of wisconsin at madison. there will be 100 companion watch parties, really drawing a page from the '08 playbook. if democrats can turn out some of these voters, i might make a difference in some of these key races. they're really trying to generate enthusiasm. in an interview the president said it would be inexcusable for democrats to stay on the sidelines this election. rahm emanuel widely expected to run for mayor in chicago. looks like that will happen and we could get an announcement as early as friday. the issue of course is who would replace him, would it be an interim chief of staff or will the president go ahead and name a permanent replacement. so definitely something to watch this week. >>> today a senate panel holds summit on safety after an explosion that killed sen people. >>> southwest is buying air transfer $1.4 billion that
to keep them away from the eastern u.s., but bermuda will probably be in the sites of igor and most likely julia won't affect anything. we can't rule out the eastern coast being affected by igor. we'll have more a little bit later. >> a lot to watch. thanks, al. >>> let's check some of the morning's other top stories. ann curry is at the news desk. good morning, ann. >> good morning, everybody. in the news over the weekend indications that the on again, off again iran release of american hiker sarah shourd is on again. on sunday the judiciary said she can be released on $500,000 bail after being held for more than a year. we're following developments this morning. where do things stand? >> reporter: good morning, ann. right now sarah shourd is still in custody. her lawyer says they are waiting for the $500,000 bail to be cleared and then he expects she will be released. now, under the conditions of bail, she is allowed to leave iran but her trial on charges of espionage is going forward. along with the trial of the two other u.s. hikers arrested with her in 2009. over the weekend u.s. offi
the likelihood that the driver will get into a crash compared with the national average. >>> back on u.s. soil. how the hiker, sarah shourd is stepping up the demands that iran release her friend and fiancee. it is fresh. >> the broken well is capped in the gulf. how president obama is reacting to the news. >>> they left behind notes saying that they were going visit their dead relatives. >> the bizarre leaving of a dozen cult members. >>> hi, lots of clouds making their way. the rain has ended. what can we expect for the rest of the summer? we'll talk about that coming up controller found employees paid for 22,000 hours... they never worked. fact: brown promised to cut crime. but murders doubled, making oakland the 4th most dangerous city in america. jerry brown. he just can't deliver the results california needs now. cocaine. . >>> nearly half a million people of peru are without power tonight because of a protest over cocaine. hundreds of the growers in peru have taken crow control of the electric plant in the city. they are protesting the government's destruction of the crops, which is the
injection to the state's former practices. the availability of the drug used had to be considered. the maker of the drug has said another dose of this drug may not be available until january of 2011. the execution would be the first in nearly five years and would be the last until next year. executions have been hold on 2006, when the federal judge in san jose found the lethal injection procedures were flawed which posts a risks of causing extreme pain in violation of the ban on cruel and unusual punishment. the courts are not the last line of defense when it comes to halting executions. governor schwarzenegger could step in. legal experts say although he's pro-death penalty, every case is different. >> governors have all of the facts in front of them and they know they are the last line of defense. and so there are a lot of -- there are a lot of governors that really, really take this seriously. >> reporter: the man skimmed to be executed is albert greenwood brown convicted of raping and murdering a 15-year-old riverside girl 30 years ago. 50 people have already been in- - have already been
. and their answers really did surprise us. >> it's a fascinating story. i'm really excited to see that. >>> and who says there's no more true passion in politics? check this guy out. >> if nominated tonight, i promise each and every person in this room, i will hit the ground running, come out swinging, and end up winning! >> that's phil davidson. he was running for county treasurer in ohio. when he gave that rather lively campaign speech. it was posted on youtube. now he's got half a million hits. he's here live this morning. and he's actually much mellower than you might think. he's got a pretty good sense of humor. i was just talking to him. . we'll talk to him live in just a few minutes. >>> we're going to start with another about-face from iran. they said they'll release the woman being held there with her two friends. her lawyer says that could happen within two to three days. our jim sciutto has been following this all along. jim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. a few days of enormous whiplash for sarah shourd's family. on thursday, the news that she was going to be released. then fr
and the doubters. it george mitchell gave a good assessment after the first session of talks. >> all of us reaffirm our commitment to reaching a shared goal for the just, lasting, and lasting peace. >> -- proper peace. >> the issue that is sticking is the settlements. the palestinians are threatening to walk away unless there is no more settlements. the israelis say this is not possible. the prime minister is pinned in by a coalition pressing him not to give ground. how much progress is made on the issue has not emerged. the parties have sat together for two long sessions and will return to jerusalem for more talks tomorrow. so, no big announcements and the best anyone can hope for is that they are continuing. there will be many long hard days of communications and negotiation if this is to bear fruit. >> she has been held in solitary confinement for more than a year but today the u.s. female hiker was reported -- was released from iran. she and her companions were accused of spying. they insist that they got lost in iraq. according to her mother, she has been denied treatment for serious health pr
to romania. >> today the european union used enprecedented language to rebuke one of its most powerful states >> this is a digrace. >> the commissioner said there was paralleling with world war ii >> this is a situation i would thought europe would not have to witness again after the second world war. >> enough is enough. >> the french government says the roma are actually given 300 euros each when they leave the county >> france is a proud founding member and rarely received such a dressing down and deliberately mislead the eu. part of the union's anger relates to an internal french memo when mentions dimantels roma camps a priority. some see it as targeting ethnic group. >> i am against discrimination. >> i think the french government is not totally wrong. >> it's pointed out here that other countries have removed thousands of romas without attracting such criticism. and the help hasn't been fully used. but today's comments are a huge embarrassment to an embattled president, sarkozy, now he stands as playing the tough cop. so far, he has not responded to today's attack. although the fren
night, the gop establishment was once again upended by the tea party. tracie potts joins us now from capitol hill with more. tra an interesting evening. >> reporter: in new hampshire still counting votes in the republican senate primary there. as of now we und that kelly ayot is about 1,000 points ahead but the vote countying continues there. as you said, this is the year of the tea party. they seem to be upsetting some party favorites. >> don't ever underestimate the power of we the people. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: the tea party favorite who republicans said couldn't be elected dog catcher won the party's senate nomination in delaware, and in new york, political newcomer paladino overcame the 40-point lead to become the republican candidate for governor. >> if we've learned anything tonight, it's that new yorkers are as mad as hell. >> reporter: he'll take on democrat andrew cuomo. also in new york, 40-year-old charlie rangel beat the democrat and a dozen ethics charges for his bid to stay in washington. >> no matter what they say, i go back to washington stronger than e
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